Cook As You Are
WINNER OF THE 2022 GUILD OF FOOD WRITERS GENERAL COOKBOOK AWARD
A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
A GUARDIAN FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR
A STYLIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A DIANA HENRY ‘BEST COOKBOOK TO BUY’ AUTUMN 2021
‘Practical, straight-talking, endlessly inspirational – this is Ruby at her best.’ Nigel Slater
‘I’d recommend it for everyone from novice cooks looking for a helping hand in the kitchen, to keen cookbook buyers looking for new inspiration’ Rukmini Iyer, author of The Roasting Tin
‘One of the best, most interesting cookbooks I’ve seen in a long time.’ Ravneet Gill, author of The Pastry Chef’s Guide and judge on Junior Bake Off
‘A warm invitation to relax into and enjoy the experience of cooking and eating.’ Nigella Lawson
‘Beautiful, practical and a total game-changer’ Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken
Ruby Tandoh wants us all to cook, and this is her cookbook for all of us – the real home cooks, juggling babies or long commutes, who might have limited resources and limited time. From last-minute inspiration to delicious meals for one, easy one-pot dinners to no-chop recipes for when life keeps your hands full, Ruby brings us 100 delicious, affordable and achievable recipes, including salted malted magic ice cream, one-tin smashed potatoes with lemony sardines and pesto and an easy dinner of plantain, black beans and eden rice.
This is a new kind of cookbook for our times: an accessible, inclusive and inspirational addition to any and every kitchen. You don’t have to be an aspiring chef for your food to be delectable or for cooking to be a delight. Cook as you are.
Great recipes, of course, but also a wealth of modern kitchen wisdom. Practical, straight-talking, endlessly inspirational - this is Ruby at her best. -- Nigel Slater Cook As You Are is not simply a recipe book, but a warm invitation to relax into and enjoy the experience of cooking and eating. Ruby Tandoh offers understanding, encouragement, and completely glorious food. -- Nigella Lawson I genuinely think Cook As You Are is one of the best, most interesting cookbooks I've seen in a long time. I couldn't put it down. I love the illustrations, the notes about realistic seasonality and that Ruby credits properly and gives a proper platform to cuisines that don't always get a lot of exposure. -- Ravneet Gill Beautiful, practical and a total game-changer -- Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken Full of accessible, affordable and inspiring recipes - I'd recommend it for everyone from novice cooks looking for a helping hand in the kitchen, to keen cookbook buyers looking for new inspiration -- Rukmini Iyer, author of The Roasting Tin Ruby Tandoh once again shows us what eating can be instead of what it is - something usually defined by the white gaze using white hands to signpost for us what is trendy, culturally relevant and acceptable. As a gifted guide through the journey of her own adventures as a cook, Tandoh makes her identity and experience a central focus point for what she is sharing here - a gorgeous selection of recipes that have risen from her lived experience of being of and in the world as a human consuming her culture and experience - something we all do every day but less deftly explain. -- Zoe Adjonyoh, author of Zoe's Ghana Kitchen A wonderful read, whatever you eat. -- Reni Eddo-Lodge
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